Together We’ll Find the Way
Life today can be quite challenging. In today’s complex, disconnected world we all need a centering place – a place where we can connect with others and explore and grow in our faith.
At Shandon, you’ll discover diverse, life-enriching opportunities, for all ages and life stages, that allow you to grow closer to God, connect and build real relationships, and expand your faith. From diverse Sunday school classes and small group studies and communities, to church-wide activities, you’ll find lots of choices for spiritual and personal enrichment, and lots of opportunities to develop close friendships and to make a difference. There are many ways to get connected and to be involved.
For more information about adult ministries or to get connected, contact Ruthie Taylor, Director of Adult Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lesli Wood, Director of Christian Education and Programs, at email@example.com
Would you like to have a conversation about your faith journey? How to begin or how to go deeper on your journey? Maybe you’re searching for more meaning in your life? Maybe you’re searching for connection and a place to belong? We’re here to talk. If you’d like to talk about your faith journey, contact Lesli Wood, Director of Christian Education and Programs, at 256-8383, ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenten Adult Bible Studies
Please fill out one form per person. All students are asked to purchase and bring their own book.
Drawing Near to God: Perfect Gifts for an Imperfect Life
Led by Irene Tyson
Sundays: March 20, 27, April 3, 10
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Genesis Classroom (Knox Building)
Course Materials: Bring Your Bible
Join Irene Tyson for four Sundays during Lent to take a deep dive into our God-given gifts and develop a personal framework for embracing and using our gifts for a life nearer to God. God gave each of us perfect, unique gifts. Our calling is to use these gifts, even with and in spite of our imperfections. As a time of preparation for following the way of Jesus and a time of self-examination and reflection, Lent is the perfect time to think about our gifts and how we do or do not use them. Lent is a poignant time to create a personal path, getting us nearer to God with our gifts as our guide, inspiration and energy for the journey. Irene will guide the group with selected readings, scripture, music, and contemplative activities.
Led by Rev. Smoke Kanipe
Tuesdays: March 8, 17 (Thursday), 22, 29 and April 5, 12
Foundations Classroom (Knox Classroom)
Course Materials: Freeing Jesus by Diana Butler Bass, ISBN: 978-0-06-265952-1
During Lent, Pastor Smoke will be leading a six-week discussion of Diana Butler Bass’s spiritual memoir, Freeing Jesus. She invites us to consider our relationship with Jesus as she reflects on how she has known him through her life as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.
The study will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on March 8, 17, 22, 29; April 5, 12. Please read chapter one for March 8.
Older Adult – Small Group Events
Connect over crafts with these fun, small-group activities:
- Wednesday, May 11 at 10:15 a.m. at Riverbanks Gardens to create a moss ball planter called a Kokedama.
- Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.at The Plant House (702 Crosshill Road) to create a succulent terrarium.
- Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at The Mad Platter to create a decorative wall plaque.
For costs & registration, please click here. More info
Shandon Cup Returns!
We are very excited to announce that our summer sports and recreation program, Shandon Cup, will be returning this summer.
Who can participate?
- Anyone 18 years or older
- Co-ed teams (hint: Sunday School classes make great teams)
- Individuals (free agents looking to have some fun)
This summer, our primary activity will be volleyball with a few possible “special events” (e.g., axe throwing) mixed in. The program will run from June 8 to August 3. We will gather each Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Epworth Children’s Home field. The cost for participating is $20/per individual and $30/per couple, including a T-shirt, all activities, and an awards banquet (hot dogs & chips) at the season’s end. Childcare for infants through rising 6th graders is available but must be requested at registration. The registration deadline is May 25. Registration begins on Tuesday, May 3, on our website: shandon-umc.org/register. Still have questions? Contact James Grubb at email@example.com.
As always, CHILDCARE is available for infants through rising 6th graders. But registration is required. More info
VBS Needs Volunteers!
Want a great way to serve your church during one of the most exciting weeks of the year? Join us as a volunteer the week of June 13th where you will get to experience our children’s faith in action!
Interested? Send Heather or Susan an email or you can sign up using the following link: shandon-umc.org/register. More info
The Well at Home
| 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ladies, save the date and plan to join us on Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., for a one-day women’s retreat held on our church campus. The Rev. Dawn Hyde from Downtown Church will serve as our Retreat leader. Friends are welcome! Registration with more details will open in August. Space will be limited. More info
Come to the Well – Women’s Retreat
| The Cove
Register for “Come to the Well”
January 20-23, 2023
The Cove, Asheville, NC
Women of all Ages, Community also welcome to attend, invite your friends. Renew your Spirit, Rest your Body, Nurture your Faith, Encourage your Discipleship. Join us as we make time to reflect on God’s presence in our lives and recommit to making time for Him each day. **Check-in will begin at 4:00 p.m. Our retreat will begin with dinner on Friday evening and will close following our worship service on Sunday morning. More info